GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Southern Cal 72, Oregon 58


Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Tahj Eaddy scored 24 points and No. 19 Southern California led by 16 after a blistering start on its way to a 72-58 victory over Oregon.

The Trojans (19-4, 13-3) moved into sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 by dominating the Ducks with just a seven-man rotation. Second-leading rebounder Isaiah Mobley strained his right calf earlier in the day and missed his first start of the season.

LJ Figueroa and Eric Williams Jr. scored 14 points each for Oregon, which had its five-game winning streak snapped. The Ducks (14-5, 9-4) came in tied with USC and UCLA at three losses apiece in league play.

Eaddy scored USC's first nine points - all on 3-pointers - and the Trojans raced to a 17-1 lead while the Ducks missed their first 12 shots. Eaddy, a graduate transfer from Santa Clara, hit five 3s in the half, his last one giving USC a 23-point cushion, its largest of the period.

The Trojans made 17 of 26 shots in the half. Oregon missed seven of eight 3-pointers and shot 10 of 29 from the floor.

The Ducks tried a full-court press in the second half, but it didn't stop the explosive Trojans. They got 15 points and a season high-tying 11 rebounds from Drew Peterson, and 11 points from Evan Mobley. USC outrebounded the Ducks 39-26.

Eaddy's sixth 3-pointer early in the second half extended USC's lead to 26.

After trailing by 18, the Ducks got to 64-54 on consecutive 3s by Figueroa, who had two, and Williams, who finished with four fouls and nine rebounds.

Max Agbonkpolo hit a 3-pointer from the right corner for the Trojans, sparking a 5-0 run capped by Mobley's third dunk of the game that kept them ahead 72-56.

The Ducks outscored USC 36-29 in the second half, but were held without a field goal over the final 5 minutes.

February 22, 2021



Oregon
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Omoruyi F 23 3-10 3-3 0-2 2-3 1 1 0 1 3 9
C. Lawson F 15 1-3 0-2 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 3
C. Duarte G 35 5-8 0-0 1-3 1-5 4 0 2 2 1 11
L. Figueroa G 33 5-11 0-0 4-6 1-5 0 0 2 1 3 14
W. Richardson G 32 2-8 1-2 0-0 2-3 1 0 4 0 2 5
E. Williams Jr.   26 6-13 1-2 1-2 3-9 0 1 0 2 4 14
F. Kepnang   16 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 1 0 2 2
J. Terry   15 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 3 0 1 1 1 0
A. Hardy   5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Totals   200 23-57
(.404)
5-9
(.556)
7-17
(.412)
9-26 10 4 11 10 16 58


USC
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Mobley F 34 5-7 1-3 0-0 2-5 2 0 0 1 3 11
C. Goodwin F 12 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 2 2 2
T. Eaddy G 37 8-15 2-2 6-11 0-4 2 0 0 4 0 24
E. Anderson G 34 2-9 1-2 1-2 4-7 8 0 2 1 1 6
I. White G 22 3-6 1-2 0-2 3-5 1 1 0 4 2 7
D. Peterson   36 6-12 1-2 2-4 2-11 4 0 2 3 2 15
M. Agbonkpolo   25 2-5 2-2 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 7
B. Coulibaly   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 27-55
(.491)
8-13
(.615)
10-21
(.476)
15-39 17 1 4 16 11 72

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